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Ben van Koert




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PostPosted: Sun 18 Sep, 2011 10:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is my jousting ecranche:



Plenty of curve. Happy
The silver bits consist of real silver leaf. I'm planning on making a nice parade ecranche covered in gold leaf this winter. Happy
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PostPosted: Sun 18 Sep, 2011 6:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mikael, Ben, and Sjors, it seems to me that you Northen Europeans have a penchant for fantastic looking shields.
I might have to get on with making my own with a saint on it or some such rather than just heraldry.
Awesome.

A Knyght ther was, and that a worthy man,/ That fro the tyme that he first bigan/ To riden out, he loved chivalrie,/ Trouthe and honour, fredom and curteisie./ ... He was a verray parfit gentil knyght./ But for to tellen yow of his array,/ His hors weren goode, but he was nat gay./ Of fustian he wered a gypoun,/ Al bismotered with his habergeoun;/ For he was late ycome from his viage,/ And wente for to doon his pilgrymage.
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Rachel Grimmer




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PostPosted: Thu 22 Dec, 2011 3:32 am    Post subject: shield in progress with raised gesso work         Reply with quote

Hi everyone. I've come to the forum via an interest in medieval art materials and techniques. I'm currently making a shield with raised gesso work and am following with interest any posts on the technical aspects of using leather and gesso in various combinations to achieve raised decoration. At present the 15th century pavise forum seems most useful, but if anyone can point me in the direction of other useful info I'll be very grateful.

This is the first time I've done raised work on this scale, and it should probably have more layers of gesso, because after gilding it looks a lot flatter then I'd like.



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PostPosted: Thu 22 Dec, 2011 5:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Awesome work!
Is that actual gold gilding? Or just gold coloured paint?

A Knyght ther was, and that a worthy man,/ That fro the tyme that he first bigan/ To riden out, he loved chivalrie,/ Trouthe and honour, fredom and curteisie./ ... He was a verray parfit gentil knyght./ But for to tellen yow of his array,/ His hors weren goode, but he was nat gay./ Of fustian he wered a gypoun,/ Al bismotered with his habergeoun;/ For he was late ycome from his viage,/ And wente for to doon his pilgrymage.
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James Barker




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PostPosted: Thu 22 Dec, 2011 6:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I updated my plank shield a little to use it for and Anglo Saxon demo at the National Geographic Museum.


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Morgan Butler




PostPosted: Fri 30 Dec, 2011 7:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is my shield. I've been meaning to get a pic of it for some time now...


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inkothemgard!
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Boris Bedrosov




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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jan, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If you follow the "Yushman Project" thread, you probably know these two winged shield:

* The Zulfiquar:




** The Star-shield:




and The Star-shield in battle (in that time - still without the carrying straps):

"Everyone who has the right to wear a long sword, has to remember that his sword is his soul,
and he has to separate from it when he separates from his life"

Tokugawa Ieyasu
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Neal Matheson




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PostPosted: Tue 28 Feb, 2012 11:58 pm    Post subject: home made targe         Reply with quote




This was the second targe I made, it was for historical fencing so was made with that rather than accuracy in mind. I was also going for the weight of historical examples. Many people were making nice light targets which I feel changes the options for the fencer and is detrimental to interpretation.
I used a raw fallow deer hide for a backing. The hide was a gift but the person had kept it in an outhouse, as soon as I moved into a warm house the bugs hatched! The targe now sits in my garden. I have had a huge problem getting decent tacks which has stopped me from making more targes though they are fun to make.
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Sander Alsters




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PostPosted: Wed 29 Feb, 2012 4:47 am    Post subject: shield         Reply with quote

@ Boris, first of all, I love the shield. But may I ask where you got your helmet?

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Boris Bedrosov




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PostPosted: Wed 29 Feb, 2012 1:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I made this helmet in the summer of 2007 and it was my third helmet ever.

Nothing special - conical with segmented construction





A lot of mistakes of course, due to several factors - less knowledge, less skills, less tools. Now, after several events, it looks much more battle-weary than on the picture.
I am gonna to retire this helmet as soon as I get my new turban one.

"Everyone who has the right to wear a long sword, has to remember that his sword is his soul,
and he has to separate from it when he separates from his life"

Tokugawa Ieyasu
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Richard B. Price




PostPosted: Wed 29 Feb, 2012 2:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's my kite, made a couple summers ago, its stood up to everything I've thrown at it. Decided on a nontraditional paint job just cause.


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"We shall never know lasting peace until the last king has been strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
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M. Livermore




PostPosted: Wed 29 Feb, 2012 3:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Richard, is that an A&A Hungarian Axe mounted upside down in the picture?
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PostPosted: Wed 29 Feb, 2012 3:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Why yes is it, just arrived 3 hours ago in fact. Sadly it is snowing outside right now so I am unable to play with it until it clears up.
"We shall never know lasting peace until the last king has been strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
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PostPosted: Wed 29 Feb, 2012 4:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My combat heater. made 2 years ago and has been well used.

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Luis Armando




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PostPosted: Wed 11 Apr, 2012 9:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is my XII century shield... having a thickness of 7 mm and weighs 1.20kg


in this photo is not very well appreciated but the shield can be their size, 66.3 "high and 18.7" at its widest

"Dying is nothing when for the homeland dies" (Jose Maria Morelos)
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Joshua McGee




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PostPosted: Wed 11 Apr, 2012 11:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Luis, that whole kit looks very nice. Did you make your aketon, or did you purchase it from someone? What type of rings (diameter, gauge, type of metal) are in that haubergeon? Again, looks great!
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William Swiger




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David Clark




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PostPosted: Sat 14 Apr, 2012 11:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Luis Armando wrote:
This is my XII century shield... having a thickness of 7 mm and weighs 1.20kg


in this photo is not very well appreciated but the shield can be their size, 66.3 "high and 18.7" at its widest


I know this is a shield thread, and your shield is really nice, but I have to second that-- your whole kit is amazing!
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F. Carl Holz




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PostPosted: Sat 14 Apr, 2012 12:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

@ Luis Armando

Yeah, I just wanted to give you props on how the whole kit is looking too. :P

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Luis Armando




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PostPosted: Mon 30 Apr, 2012 8:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Joshua McGee wrote:
Luis, that whole kit looks very nice. Did you make your aketon, or did you purchase it from someone? What type of rings (diameter, gauge, type of metal) are in that haubergeon? Again, looks great!

Thanks Joshua, I made the haubergeon, The rings are made of 14 gauge galvanized wire ... with an internal diameter of 9mm

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